Quick and Foolproof-Classic Cranberry Orange Sauce

[ 7 ] November 21, 2013 |

 Quick and Foolproof- Classic Cranberry Orange Sauce

Just in time for your Thanksgiving dinner and holiday celebrations, this classic recipe for Cranberry Orange Sauce is quick to make and positively foolproof. It pairs wonderfully with turkey, and once you try it, you’ll never be satisfied with canned cranberry again.


Don’t even think about it.

Quick and Foolproof-Classic Cranberry Orange Sauce

Cranberries have wonderful health benefits, too. And another thing I love about this recipe—besides the taste and simplicity—is the color. This bright red sauce adds passion to the plate. Seriously. (Can you tell I’m into food? And color? And health?)

I like to double this recipe so I have leftovers, and then I use my cranberry sauce to top my yogurt or oatmeal in the morning.

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Quick and Foolproof-Classic Cranberry Orange Sauce
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup fresh orange juice (about 3 oranges, if juicing)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 (12-ounce) package fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook 12 minutes or until cranberries pop. Remove from heat; stir in rind. Cool completely. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Marie Poulin
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  1. What a gorgeous cranberry sauce. I love the addition of maple syrup!

  2. Maple syrup? What a secret ingredient – I love it!

  3. You are so right when you say this cranberry sauce is delicious. I will never go back to the back of the package of Ocean Spray for my recipe. This really knocks my socks off. I hope Ocean Spray comes to you for your recipe for the back of their package. Thanks and consider me very pleased with a new recipe. Phyllis

  4. Phyllis Courtney says:

    This cranberry recipe has become our requested sauce for many occasions, turkey and cranberry sauce, with pork, and especially Thanksgiving. We double the recipe for extras. Three years and counting, made mine tonight. Thanks again for a great sauce. Phyllis. Happy Thanksgiving!

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